Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master V8 (RR-UV8-XBU1-GP)
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Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler Video Review
8 March 2009
Summary: The Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler s rather large measuring 120 x 128 x 161.1mm and weighs a heavy 865g. So when transporting the case be very careful, otherwise it might damage the motherboard and/or CPU. Note that this cooler is designed to cool the faster CPUs on the market, including the Intel Quad Core processors. The CPU Thermal Design Power or Thermal Design Point specification for this cooler is 180W. is 180W.
Excerpt: Cooler Master’s V8 CPU cooler offsets a somewhat time-consuming installation process with near-record-setting performance for an air cooler. The sleek aluminum cooler’s 12cm fan sits between two heatsinks on the device, sparing fingers from the accidental nip of its 800rpm-to-1,800rpm variable fan. The V8’s installation process is similar to that of most other CPU coolers, but with a few more screws involved.
Summary: At the beginning of the review, I was a little concerned that the CoolerMaster V8 wouldn't be able to bring the muscle that would be a credit to its namesake. That concern was unfounded. The CoolerMaster V8 absolutely blows away the quality stock cooling solution provided by AMD. It also outperforms its other burly sibling, the
CoolerMaster 212 CPU Cooler
by a pretty impressive margin.
Pros: Comes with the "UN" of instruction manuals: clear and easy to understand, Excellent compatibility with most motherboards due to small footprint, Exceptional cooling performance, Fan speed controller actually affects cooling performance and can be set to low speed at expense of a few degrees of cooling for low noise or to high for maximum cooling with a noise penalty.
Cons: Small picture mistake in manual can lead users to orient the cooler in the wrong direction, Disassembly of system required to install
Summary: The Cooler Master V8 CPU cooler is able to outperform the Hyper212 with ease, showing good performance during both idle and load. The results is noticeable when the CPU is at full load, and when you increased the fan speed the difference got even bigger. It should have no problems keeping an overclocked CPU cool.
Looking at the features, the V8 is quite impressive ...
Pros: - Suitable for both AMD and Intel CPUs, - Very good thermal performance, - 8 heatpipes, - Aluminum fins, - Pure copper base, - Quiet fan (800~1800rpm)
Cons: - Very large ... may not suit all motherboards, - A little pricey